2020 Alumni Advisory Board Announced!

The Congressional App Challenge is excited to announce the members of our second annual Alumni Advisory Board. With over 25,000 talented and successful students participating in the CAC since 2016, there is an incredible pool of candidates to lead our alumni efforts. We have created an Alumni Advisory Board that will partner with high schoolers within their respective regions to further our outreach efforts.

The Alumni Advisory Board is a group of App Challenge alumni currently enrolled in college that will oversee the Challenge Ambassadors program, as well as work with the CAC team to continue to grow alumni engagement. This program is designed to help students enhance their leadership and project management skills and further their professional and personal growth. It’s an excellent opportunity for our alumni to work directly with Congress and the App Challenge team. The second Alumni Advisory Board has ten members: 

  • Bryan Garcia (Freshman at Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico, HurricaneStrong)
    • 2019 Participant of PR-00’s App Challenge
  • Arjun Karanam (Sophomore at Stanford University, Electoral College History)
    • 2015 Participant of GA-07’s App Challenge 
  • Charlie Liu (Freshman at Yale University, CloudFolio)
    • 2018 Participant of GA-06’s App Challenge
  • Albert Hao (Freshman at Columbia University, EntreDev)
    • 2017 & 2018 Participant of CA-14’s App Challenge
  • Ximena Castillo (Freshman at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Conserve)
    • 2019 Participant of IL-11’s App Challenge
  • Samuel Miserendino (Junior at Columbia University, Questlin)
    • 2018 Participant of NJ-12’s App Challenge
  • Medha Gupta (Freshman at New York University, Safe Travel)
    • 2017 Participant of VA-10’s App Challenge
  • Trent Gaylord (Freshman at Morehouse College, FocusInn Demonstration)
    • 2019 Participant of PA-05’s App Challenge
  • Erin Byrd (Freshman at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, College Tracker)
    • 2019 Participant of SC-02’s App Challenge
  • Abas Hersi (Sophomore at South Seattle Community College, Hungerless)
    • 2018 & 2019 Participant of WA-09’s App Challenge  

We can’t wait to see what this fantastic team of alumni can accomplish. To learn more about our alumni program, you can visit our alumni advisory page